Olayomi Koiki, media aide to separatist agitator, Sunday Adeyemo also known as Sunday Igboho, on Friday, July 2, 2021 declared that the banned Yoruba nation’s rally scheduled to hold on Saturday, July 3, 2021 would still hold in Lagos, Southwest Nigeria despite warnings by the police.
Koiki disclosed this in a live broadcast on Friday. During the broadcast, he informed the public that the rally would still hold as planned, stressing that “nothing has changed so far.”
After confirming the slated time of the rally to be 9 a.m. WAT, Koiki informed his listeners that he had spoken with George Akinola who is the secretary of Ilana Omo Oodua, an umbrella body of Yoruba self determination groups, concerning the rally.
“I also came out with the press statement from Professor Banji Akintoye. He is working tirelessly for the release of 10 persons that were kidnapped from the house of Sunday Igboho,” he added.
This development is coming on the heels of the ban placed on the rally by the Lagos State Police Command.
When HumAngle contacted CSP Muyiwa Adejobi, spokesperson of the Lagos State Police Command, he said “the Police and the government addressed the media yesterday, our position has been made known. Just get the released statement and go through it. Everything is there.”
The command had earlier banned the rally from holding after citing “infiltration of protesters ranks by disgruntled elements,” amongst others, as reason for the ban. Adeyemo had equally called for a retreat from the rally.
The latest action of Igboho’s media aide may have been informed by the raid conducted on his principal’s residence by the State Security Service (SSS) operatives on Thursday, July 1, 2021.
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